Maya Central America
Experience the end of history! Discover for yourself the mystery that is the Mayan Calendar.
The Ruta Maya is a 2, 700 km bicycle expedition across Central America, passing through Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala & Belize. Amble through the Mayan ruins at Tikal, Copan & Lamani. Pedal through small villages, colourful markets, the amazing architecture of Granada, Nicaragua’s former capital, rainforests and bustling cities. Gaze up at towering volcanoes – some currently active like Costa Rica’s Volcan Arenal. Laze away on sun-drenched beaches or try your luck at spotting the most beautiful of birds, the Quetzal, Guatemala’s national symbol.
The hilly terrain of Central America means that the cycling will be challenging with many gorgeous climbs and, thankfully, an equal number of stunning descents. Our route takes us through misty rainforests, and past smoking volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, crater lakes, hot springs & deserted beaches; largely along little-used back roads, many of these unpaved.
What was the ancient Mayans challenges?
drought or no rain for long time
What was an ancient Mayan codex.
A codex is an old manuscript, in the form of a book, which replaced the scroll between the years 0-300 AD. They were written in Maya hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican bark cloth.